1L Advantage Program
Get a head start and ace your first year of law school.
Edge Ahead allows you to gain exposure to important first-year courses and to develop the skills you need to succeed in law school, such as case briefing, note-taking, and outlining. You will also learn exam-preparation strategies.
The program is taught by accomplished and dedicated full-time professors who will support you during your introduction to the law school experience.
2024 Registration Information is Coming Soon
For more information, contact Professor Susan Greene, Director of Edge Ahead, at Susan.L.Greene@hofstra.edu.
“The Edge Ahead Program was really the best experience of my educational career. The program really helps to hold your hand through the month long process. At lunchtime we had Hofstra Law alumni come in ranging in every field of law that you could possibly imagine, all the way from litigation to mergers and acquisitions with multi-billion dollar companies.”
"As a first-generation law student, I knew that getting a preview into what my 1L experience would be like was critical. Edge Ahead helped me to get acquainted with law school and start off strong. The best advice I received was on outlining strategies and exam-taking techniques. This advice has been foundational to my success in my first year."
“Professor Albert taught me that ‘Law school is about being okay with the ground under you not being stable. Edge Ahead is the first step towards being comfortable in your discomfort.’ Edge Ahead, and specifically that quote, allowed me to prepare myself with uncomfortable situations. The quicker I learned to be okay with not being okay, the more comfortable I became with the law school experience as a whole.”
“The Edge Ahead curriculum taught me how to read cases, learn the law, and write office memoranda — all essential skills for a successful 1L. I attribute much of my success during my first semester to Edge Ahead, and highly recommend it to incoming law students.”
“Each professor does an excellent job simulating how your first-year classes will be, while also providing valuable tips on how to succeed in your first year and beyond. When I walked into my first 1L class, not only did I feel more confident than I could have imagined, but I also felt that I had a distinct advantage over many of my classmates.”
"Edge Ahead was such a great experience for me because I had the opportunity to be taught by amazing Hofstra Law professors who helped me start developing law school skills including case briefing, test-taking etc. In that way, Edge Ahead allowed me to gain a sense of what it means to study the law before law school."
“Participating in the Edge Ahead program provided me with a greater understanding of law school fundamentals. With this extensive experience, I gained confidence in the classroom, was ready to take on my first year, and excelled to gain a federal judicial internship for Summer 2021!”